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01-05-2013, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Saugus View Post
I agree with you. Boudreau and Hunter both didn't let Ovechkin be Ovechkin and it burned them. But they didn't have the organisational structure like we do to keep their pimp hands strong and keep him in line. DeBoer knows Lou will always back him up.
It's because we're an organization based on team success. Washington goes as far as Ovechkin takes them. He's the golden child. He calls the shots. It's no coincidence that Boudreau got canned within days of the public spat.

I wouldn't want that job as a coach. You become a puppet. Do what Ovechkin wants or lose your job. Defeats the point of coaching.

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